Credit Union of Southern California


Overview / Commentary
562-698-8326
8101 E Kaiser Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92808

Credit Union of Southern California is headquartered in Anaheim and is the 31st largest credit union in the state of California. It is also the 194th largest credit union in the nation. It was established in 1954 and as of June of 2019, it had grown to 295 employees and 118,878 members at 22 locations. Credit Union of Southern California has an A+ health rating.

Field of Membership Restrictions

Membership in Credit Union of Southern California is open to those who live, work, worship, or attend school in the California counties of Los Angeles,Orange, Riverside, or San Bernardino. Family members of current Credit Union of Southern California members are also eligible to join.
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CU SoCal Adds 5-Month Take Five CD Special, 5.00% APY - 10/10/2019

Credit Union of Southern California has a 5-month CD Special (5.00% APY), available through October 31, 2019. $500 min/$5k max deposit of new money.

5% 5 Month CD, $50,000 Maximum - 10/2/2019

Minimum deposit $500, up to $50,000. Valid until October 31. Field of membership participating businesses or live, work, worship, or attend school in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, or Orange Counties. Although the site says you can fund up to $5,000 online, when you get to the actual application the most you can fund by credit card is $1,010 (the $10 share deposit and $1,000). Since it's limit one per customer for those with significant funds it may be better to take it to the branch. "1. APY=Annual Percentage Yield. Share certificate promotion valid September 3—October 31, 2019. All new account will be verified through ChexSystems®. Promotional 5-month share certificate must be funded with a minimum $500 new funds (not currently on deposit at CU SoCal) and subsequent deposits are not permitted. Opening deposit cannot exceed $50,000. Dividends compounded and credited monthly. Monthly share certificate rate 4.89%. Quoted APY assumes dividends remain in account until maturity.

Reviews (4)

Taking my father's advice

Posted by: Althurib | Oct 13, 2017

I joined this credit union during my first year of college. I had just received my first job, and I had been banking with a major bank institution and wasn't too happy with it. I did not like the fact that my deposits were not immediately available. In addition, I didn't appreciate some of the fees they threw my way. That was when my father suggested I transfer my business to a credit union. He assured me that I would pay a lot less with the credit union, especially in regard to the fees. I took my father's advice in 1990 and I am still a happy customer to this date. When I wanted to purchase a brand new car, my father also suggested that I do it through my credit union. So it was really nice to be able to show up to a car dealership and say, "I already have a loan approved for this amount of money, can you show me cars that fit in the budget?" Of course, they wanted me to go with their financial people, so I showed them my paper with approved loan and interest rate and I asked, "Can any of your people beat this rate?" The salesman seemed very sheepish and said, "Well, no." I love my credit union and won't leave it.

At last

Posted by: WDS | Apr 10, 2014

I finally had had it with the big bank interest. I had a active Credit union account but it was several miles away and they were limited in ATM access. I hot footed it down to the local credit union and applied. I was received as if I was an old friend returning home. They review account options and to my surprise (but not really) their charges were minimal. I signed up for a savings account. I will in the very near future establish a checking account with these good people and get out of the big banks loop. I would advise everyone to open an with a credit union---and maybe this might be a signal to big corp. banks we are tire of being ripped off.

Money In The Bank

Posted by: Anonymous | Nov 24, 2010

Love this place, when I deposited some checks on my birthday, the lady gave me a lollipop.

Credit Union of Southern California is Great!

Posted by: jadekline | Mar 20, 2018

I've been with this bank for around four years, now. I have never paid any fees, as I have free checking and savings accounts, and haven't had any unexpected fees pop up. I did have to pay $10 in order to set up my account, but I believe I get that back, if I ever close them. When I go into my local branch, the people are always at least relatively nice and friendly, and the lines are never long. I've never had any incorrect transactions, unlike with other banks I've been with. My only complaint is that using their website isn't the best; it seems like they are down for maintenance twice a week, and the notices about when they are going to be down are up long after that time has passed. Other than that, I'm very happy with my bank, and hope to be with it as long as I need to.



Health
A+

Health Grade Components

Overall
NCUA #68456
Year Chartered1954
Employees295
Primary Regulator
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD1.4%
Return on Equity - YTD11.66%
Annual Interest Income$27.7MM
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ2 2019vs Q2 2018$1.58B$1.45B
LoansQ2 2019vs Q2 2018$996.3MM$847.2MM
DepositsQ2 2019vs Q2 2018$1.32B$1.28B
Equity CapitalQ2 2019vs Q2 2018$185.3MM$150.8MM
Loan Loss AllowanceQ2 2019vs Q2 2018$6.9MM$5.9MM
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ2 2019vs Q2 2018$3.3MM$4.3MM
Real Estate OwnedQ2 2019vs Q2 2018$0$0
  User-submitted Promotions & Notices

This section lists recent deals, promotions and rate changes submitted by our community within the past 90 days. Always verify official rates and promotions with the bank or credit union.

5% 5 Month CD, $50,000 Maximum

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Minimum deposit $500, up to $50,000. Valid until October 31. Field of membership participating businesses or live, work, worship, or attend school in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, or Orange Counties. Although the site says you can fund up to $5,000 online, when you get to the actual application the most you can fund by credit card is $1,010 (the $10 share deposit and $1,000). Since it's limit one per customer for those with significant funds it may be better to take it to the branch.

"1. APY=Annual Percentage Yield. Share certificate promotion valid September 3—October 31, 2019. All new account will be verified through ChexSystems®. Promotional 5-month share certificate must be funded with a minimum $500 new funds (not currently on deposit at CU SoCal) and subsequent deposits are not permitted. Opening deposit cannot exceed $50,000. Dividends compounded and credited monthly. Monthly share certificate rate 4.89%. Quoted APY assumes dividends remain in account until maturity. A penalty may be imposed for early withdrawals. Limit one 5% APY share certificate per Member. Share certificate will automatically renew into a 6-month term fixed-rate share certificate upon maturity at the existing rate in effect. Offer subject to change."
https://www.cusocal.org/TakeFive

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